Issues in pre-service and in-service teacher-training programs for university English instructors in Turkey

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Pamuk İ., Balbay S., Temir T., Doğan C.

journal of language and linguistic studies, no.14, pp.48-60, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: journal of language and linguistic studies
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-60
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


English language teaching programs in Turkish universities do not have uniform standards. The quality of education given to teachers in their undergraduate programs varies as does the teacher training provided during employment. The factors affecting the teacher training policies are numerous, such as the needs of the institution, the funding, time, technology and especially the importance attached to an ongoing development process. Particularly in higher education, lip service is paid to English language teacher training policies. To investigate the shortcomings of these teacher training policies, this research study was conducted by interviewing instructors from twenty different universities in Turkey. The study conducted has revealed the fact that there is a gap in specific language learning management policies concerning preservice and in-service language teacher training for university instructors in Turkey.